Doctor was threatened to leave Sui before rape -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Doctor was threatened to leave Sui before rape

KARACHI, January 17, 2005: The lady doctor was subjected to rape at Sui had informed higher authorities that seven or eight days before the rape incident she had been receiving threats to shift to some other place, otherwise she would face dire consequence, sources close to those monitoring the rape case told the Daily Times on January 16.

She immediately informed the quarters that managed security at Sui where she worked in a Pakistan Petroleum Limited filed hospital.

It is learnt that the lady doctor is being kept under strict security and now she has shifted from her residence in Tauheed Commercial Area in Defence Housing Authority Phase V to the house of her close relation at Boat Basin, Clifton, sources said.

The Sindh Government is providing the lady doctor and her family was avoiding the media and the government also had ensured that she and her family members did not come in contact with the media so that the issue could not be politicized, the sources said.

The sources said the federal government was treating the rape case as a highly serious matter.

The Sindh Chief Minister, Chief Secretary and IG police met the lady doctor on January 15 and assured her and her family of the government’s full cooperation in bringing the culprits to book.

A source claimed that the lady doctor and her family were being pressured by certain quarters to keep away from the print and electronic media. The family and close relations did not want to tell the reporters anything relating to the case because of pressure and the sensitive nature of the case.The Balochistan police have begun investigating the case.

It is learnt that the Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) has sent a letter from President General Pervez Musharraf asking him to help bringing the culprits to book. The PMA said in letter the inquiry report should be made public to restore confidence of the people in state institutions.
Source: Daily Times
Date:1/17/2005